Graduate Assistantship Program

Bradley, Foster & Sargent formally launched its Graduate Assistantship program in 2008. Our Graduate Assistantship Program is a form of independent study which offers a graduate student the opportunity to augment classroom learning by working in a business organization.

We seek students who are in the final year of their MBA program who have an interest in the financial management field and, more specifically, investment management. A premium will be placed on effective communication skills.

Graduate Assistants will be given the opportunity to:

  • Conduct research and information-gathering activities in support of the on-going business activities of the Company.
  • Prepare and present the findings of their research to the firm’s Investment Committee.
  • Attend an analyst meeting or listen to an analyst conference call.

In addition, Graduate Assistants will be given suggested readings which are intended to help them understand the fundamentals of the active and passive approaches to equity management.

Graduate Assistants will be expected to work 8-10 hours per week with a minimum of 100 hours per semester. They will be expected to attend Company investment policy meetings, which are held on Tuesday and Friday afternoons, as well as work independently from remote sites. All of their time will be spent on research and supporting the information requirements of the Portfolio Managers. A Portfolio Manager or the Director of Research will collaborate with each Graduate Assistant on their research assignments.

Graduate Assistants will receive the same orientation and training given to all new hires, including a review of Company policies. As part-time employees, they are subject to the same privacy policy and confidentiality requirements as are all other employees.

Participation in the Graduate Assistantship Program is limited to second year MBA students who are recommended to Bradley, Foster & Sargent by the head of their college or university’s business school. For more information on the Program, please contact Nancy W. Donadio by e-mail at internship@bfsinvest.com or by telephone at (860) 241-4629.

Bradley, Foster & Sargent, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; ancestry; age; physical, mental or learning disability; mental retardation; genetic information; marital status; sex, including pregnancy and trans-sexualism; sexual orientation; status as a veteran; or status in any group protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.